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, rushing through legislation that substantial i will reduces union power by banning unions from requiring workers to pay union dues and online onshops that pay yub onwages. go governor snyder adopted the argument that he's freeing workers from having to pay union dues. >> i hope this gives the unions an opportunity to be more successful. by having an opportunity that really have to listen to all the workers there. and say, why are they delivering a value proposition that workers can stand up and choose to joined? >> the latest wave of union setbacks to hit the midwest and states where organized labor is traditionally strong like wisconsin and indiana. this time, however, it happened in michigan, the heart lanlds of the american labor movement. a state that's long been the spiritual center of postwar moern unionism. governor snider is a smart enough politician to recognize how powerfully with his constituents. parsing his words kierfully when he was asked about the right to work in february. >> the state legislature in indiana has recently and this is a state issue, taken up right to work.
, the provision of the things that in other industrialized democracies, the model in which you have a union bargaining with a big capitalist firm and you come to this internal social contract for the employees. right? we work for you and get things like health care and retirement and security and other things. now this relationship of employment is coming tomorrow a start. one of the things that you can do is go to the model that it is a provision of the state and that would lessen the blow to the content jent workers. >> and that would be an outgrowth that the model has been so incredibly profitable. it's resulted in gains for investors and for companies. there's a lot of money on the table to be used to create the kind of dynamic social safety net. the problem is we've sort of let it stay off the table in term of revenue and we can afford to provide the sort of optimal sort of career labor exchange through the government. >> that's right. and to your point, you've used the word flexible. let's take a look at who this flexibility works for. it works well for the employers, for the companie
as recognition of the newly formed union. $8 an hour is the current rate. fast food workers are also literally the lowest paid category of employees in the country. we know that building sufficient labor powers in those air why is of service economy where job creation is strongest, retail, home care, is one of the key areas to reduce the economy >>> speaking of building economy, baseball and the american labor movement have lost marvin mill herb the legendary economist and baseball player's union leader died this week at 95. he was chosen as head of the players un none why 1956, fresh from a job with the united steel workers of america. he set aside with relationships with management. players were owned almost like thorough bread horses and had no ability to solicit bids from other teams i i had the pleasure of interviewing him. he described it as unionism was treason. for very well think people that owned franchises, baseball was a respite of the tension and problems elsewhere. here he could control everything. no grievance procedure, no salary arbitration, no nothing. miller changed all that
contributor and union blake director of strirmtal affairs for hometown energy group, independent energy consulting firm with clients in the oil and gas industry. republican senator rand paul of kentucky on wenz lambbaased the actress ashley judd report considering a run for senate there. he said her opposition to one industry in particular would doom her candidacy. >> she's way damn to liberal for our country and state. she hateses or big heest industry, coal. good luck bringing the i hate coal message to kentucky. >> it shows a misunderstanding of his own state's economy. according to data from the bureau of economic analysis, mining is only the 13th largest industry in kentucky by gdp. manufacturing is at the top of the list. if you go by jobs, mining is anl 15th in the state. health care is at the top of list with eight times the number of workers. paul's claiming are flat wrong, but they show a deep anxiety and defensiveness about the coal industry on the wane in america. today coal provides a third of the power down from nearly half four years ago. coal-burning power plants are shu
institute and editorial columnist at the new hampshire union leader. big important paper. amy i'll start with you. there's been a lot of discussion about the dynamic of does boehner want to cut a deal or wait until after january 3rd. harry reid made that point on the senate floor last week because who knows. maybe there's a few dozen conservatives in the house who don't want this guy to be speaker. i wonder, you're with the tea party. do you want two more years of john boehner as house speaker? >> there are a group of people that are focused on that but i don't think that's our real focus. our real focus is ringing in the out of control spending and living within our means. that's what most people are concerned about. get rid of john boehner, who else are we going to get? i mean, we lost the election. elections have consequences. we're not going to get everything we want. but we need to focus on the real issue of our debt and deficit. instead of focusing on the power of who's in charge in the republican party and the democratic party and who's winning of the two parties? >> let me ask yo
after cutting into pension plans and the bakers union refused to take a pay cut. we'll be watching whomever ultimately biez the hostess brand. >>> cambridge university is studying the potential dangers of climate change, biotechnology and artificial intelligence. researchers insist they're not claiming robots will turn on humanity but expect intelligence to transcend biology and if intelligent machines wish people no ill, their interests may conflict with ours. it's unlikely that robots will wipe us off the planet is the chance that we will beat them to it. i'm going to find out what my guests -- that was morbid, elizabeth? >> i want to stick with the issues and say as a historian, it can help lower your blood pressure a little bit to take a longview on this. people are going to come to the table, they're going to throw up their hands, walk away from the table, make an end run around the table and try all sorts of things. in the end, we're going to settle this. i don't think we need to worry about some of the rhetoric going around about how dire the situation is. we're going to fig
. it is the legal, romantic, hopefully sexual union of two individuals, period, the end. they get to write their own ticket and vows. they can, you know, assume in their relationship and marriage, all the things they expect a marriage to be. they can be very different. marriage is very subjective and interesting and new. redefined by straight people. >> do you think that our political culture and social life and media have -- in the same way we have moved toward enlightment, it strikes me when we have moments like petraeus, that there seems no movement in certain ways about the way we think about sex in public life, particularly in those moments when you have sex scandals. >> i wish we would get more french more fast. the appalling thing is the fbi without warrants digging through e-mails. >> let me stop you there. there is a sense that if you were in a monogamous relationship and there's an understanding, it's a bad thing to do. >> it is a bad thing to do, but a common thing. if the fbi can kick in your front door if you do that, a lot of people should be nervous. 40% of women and 60% of men have c
unions being a site of integration, but gun control fascinatingly, the first big piece of gun control legislation was introduced in 1967 after the black panthers show up at the california state capitol with loaded weapons. and ronald reagan governor at the time said as the black panther self-defense became more and more effective at mobilizing members of the black community, the panthers attracted even greater attention among authorities. on april 5, 1967, assemblyman mulford introduced a bill, ab 1591, in the california legislature proposing to outlaw the carrying of loaded weapons. >> just to understate where the panthers were coming from in that period, immediately after a period of reconstruction, the first thing people do is try to take the guns out of the african-american community so that the community can then be disempowered and oppressed. so what i'm saying is there's a natural sort of affinity for the notion that i have the right to secure myself among many african-americans, but we are going to -- >> explain the history of this. the history is very important. the jim crow
, a state whose history is as acutely colored by racial politics as any state in the union i would argue. you're the maier of atlanta. >> yes. >> georgia is a place that -- whose demographics in politics are changing in a way that a lot of people think it might be the next state. we have virginia and neither carolina. we've shown those can go blue. georgia might be the next place? >> there's a clear path. i think the president lost north carolina by about two points. could have won that. >> and he won it the first time around? >> didn't invest in georgia and got 45.2%. the previous elections, he got 46.7. his numbers are moving up. georgia's becoming increasingly diverse. florida i believe is gone for republicans. i think virginia has gone for them. but i happen to believe that hillary clinton's going to run for president. if she does, i think bill clinton is going to want to go for it. and i think if you have a presidential campaign that with a clinton on the ticket, that spends 10, 12, $14 million, the kind of money you spend when you're trying to win a state, that they win georgia in
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